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Google What? ★ Staff Pick

2:30 pm
Thu, Mar 15
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Basic introduction to the basics of what Google offers: Gmail, Google Docs, Google Drive.
Programs for Adults
2:30 pm
Thu, Mar 15
Main
BCR Classroom
Learn basic skills for creating a presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint (2013). Learn to create new slides, edit text and insert images.Prerequisite: Microsoft Word (2013) class or solid Word experience.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
3:30 pm
Thu, Mar 15
North Main
Digital Zone
We've got a Playstation 4 and Wii U and we know how to use them.
Gaming, Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
4:00 pm
Thu, Mar 15
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow! Join us for St. Patrick's Day stories and songs followed by a chocolate gold coin scavenger hunt.
Storytime
3-5, 6-8, Programs for Young Children
6:00 pm
Thu, Mar 15
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Explore different styles of art with us! This is for teens of all skill levels that love art or are interested in art. We will sketch, paint, build, color and create. Bring your own art and ideas to work on too.
Teens, Art in the Library
13 - 18
6:00 pm
Thu, Mar 15
Ballentine
Living Room
Interested in knitting, needlework, scrapbooking or other crafts? Bring your own portable craft project and share with fellow crafters!
Sew Divine
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Mar 15
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Join your community in reading "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, and taking part in a discussion with fellow readers.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults

No-wax Batiks ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Thu, Mar 15
Main
Makerspace
Come create an individual surface design on fabric in our no-wax batiking class. We will be using glue and natural dyes to simulate the fantastic artistry of batik. Please wear clothing that can be stained permanently and closed-toed shoes. All materials provided.*Please direct questions to Kelsey Andrus
Maker, Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Thu, Mar 15
Main
Post Production Lab
Model, sculpt, and render! These workshops appeal to both novices and advanced users. Each 3D Thursday will cover basics and a different technique using Blender, MeshMixer, and other free tools.
Maker, Workshop
Adults, Programs for Adults
7:00 pm
Thu, Mar 15
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Discuss, watch, read, and enjoy your favorite anime and manga with us! For beginners and the already obsessed.
Teens
13 - 18
Fri, Mar 16
St. Andrews
Observe our garden seedlings as they grow over time. Sketch and write in our nature observation journal open to entries from all ages.
Gardening, Nature
Programs for Families, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Fri, Mar 16
Cooper
Children's Area
Simple art fun with stories to boot. Dress for a mess!
Children, Craft, Storytime
Programs for Young Children, 3-5
10:30 am
Fri, Mar 16
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Share stories, songs and more while building early literacy skills! It's fun for the whole family!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Fri, Mar 16
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
Sat, Mar 17
St. Andrews
Observe our garden seedlings as they grow over time. Sketch and write in our nature observation journal open to entries from all ages.
Gardening, Nature
Programs for Families, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Adults
9:00 am
Sat, Mar 17
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Richland County Sheriff's Deputies will teach you how to use your strengths, as a woman, to defend yourself. Wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes; bring water or other sports drink.For ages 16 & up. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. To register, please contact Nina Mauldin at the Richland County Sheriff's Department: 576-3086 or nmauldin@rcsd.net. Space is limited.
Community Awareness, Health and Wellness
Adults, Programs for Teens
10:00 am
Sat, Mar 17
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Sat, Mar 17
Main
BCR Classroom
Join Ron King, Program Specialist, Community Development, City of Columbia, for practical ways to make informed decisions regarding budgeting, improving credit, and reducing debt. Register online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Sat, Mar 17
Main
Share stories, songs and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Sat, Mar 17
St. Andrews
Children's Area
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Sat, Mar 17
North Main
Children's Room
Share stories, songs and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime
Children All Ages
11:00 am
Sat, Mar 17
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Share stories, songs, and more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Sat, Mar 17
Eastover
Meeting Room
Walk your way to increased health, fitness, happiness and productivity. We will use Leslie Sansone’s walk workout series to increase our circulation, tone our bodies, and improve our health so we can look and feel great for the Spring and Summer. Remember to wear/bring comfortable workout clothes/shoes, accessories, and please check with your healthcare provider before starting a workout program. *Bottled water/snacks will be provided.
Health and Wellness
Adults, 13 - 18
12:00 pm
Sat, Mar 17
Main
Makerspace
This sewing course is for adult beginners who want to learn the very basics about operation, terminology and techniques. The class will include threading the machine and bobbin and learning how to use and adjust stitch settings. You will also make a fun and simple project to practice your new skills! *All materials included
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
2:30 pm
Sat, Mar 17
Main
BCR Classroom
Do you have a specific question about how to use computers or access Richland Library’s electronic resources? Drop-in to our Computer and eReady Basics Learning Lab for personalized assistance. Learn basic computer skills such as using a mouse, saving files to a computer, navigating the Internet, or setting up and using an email account. Or learn to download audiobooks, eBooks, comics, magazines, music, movies and more to your device as well as discover the best in educational apps for your family! Bring your questions on how to be computer and e-savvy. For more information call 929-3400.
Computer Class
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
2:30 pm
Sat, Mar 17
Main
Meeting Space 203
This program encourages players to develop critical thinking, imagination, socialization, and teamwork skills as well as cultural enrichment developed through playing Dungeons & Dragons tabletop role-playing games. The D&D Adventurers League is an ongoing official organized play campaign for the Dungeons & Dragons game. The game will be held bi-monthly and is open to anyone ages 14 and up.To participate you will need the following:• Read the newest Adventurers League Players Guide before your first game.• The D&D Basic Rules. This PDF document is available for free on the Wizards of the Coast website. • A character sheet. • A D&D Adventurers League adventure logsheet.*Space limited to the first 8 Players.
Gaming, Maker
Adults, Programs for Teens

Gardening Basics ★ Staff Pick

3:00 pm
Sat, Mar 17
Eastover
Meeting Room
Richland County Master Gardeners will teach you about tips for starting your first family garden, when to plant them, how to plant them, care and harvesting, and possible problems.
Gardening
13 - 18, Adults
3:00 pm
Sat, Mar 17
North Main
Children's Room
Come to the North Main library to a science variety program, a science and technology (STEM/STEAM) program.
Children, STEM/STEAM
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
3:00 pm
Sat, Mar 17
Ballentine
Curious about the Maker Space? Drop in for an opportunity to explore your creative side. Create at your own pace, in the perfect space. Materials Provided!
Maker
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
3:30 pm
Sat, Mar 17
Main
Studio 220
Come learn about the traditions of henna art. Leave with a henna tattoo.
Maker, Multicultural
Adults
Sun, Mar 18
St. Andrews
Observe our garden seedlings as they grow over time. Sketch and write in our nature observation journal open to entries from all ages.
Gardening, Nature
Programs for Families, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Adults
2:30 pm
Sun, Mar 18
Main
Meeting Space 214
Come share with librarians and fellow readers what you’re reading, what you’re planning on reading, what you need advice on reading, or what you absolutely hated reading! Structured around the Broader Bookshelf challenge, this group will combine reading recommendations by our expert librarians, book related activities, and lively discussion.
Book Group
Adults, Adults 55+
3:00 pm
Sun, Mar 18
Sandhills
Auditorium
Bring the whole family for a special performance by the professional dancers of Columbia City Ballet. Enjoy the athleticism and artistry of ballet in a program abridged for younger audiences, and accompanied by narration to help all ages follow along. Q&A to follow.
Performance
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
Mon, Mar 19
St. Andrews
Observe our garden seedlings as they grow over time. Sketch and write in our nature observation journal open to entries from all ages.
Gardening, Nature
Programs for Families, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Mon, Mar 19
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Introduce your baby to the world of books and nurture a love of reading with stories, rhymes, and songs. This storytime is geared for crawlers.
Storytime
Babies up to 12 months, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Mon, Mar 19
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Do you have a specific question about how to us computers or find your way around the Internet? Drop in to our Computer Basics Learning Lab for personalized assistance. Learn basic computer skills such as: using the mouse, saving files to a computer, navigating the internet, uploading files to a website, setting up an email account, attaching files to email, and navigating social media accounts. Online registration is required due to limited space*
Computer Class
Adults 55+, Adults, Programs for Adults
3:30 pm
Mon, Mar 19
Ballentine
Produce pixelated pieces of art with perfectly proportionate sticky notes!
Children, STEM/STEAM
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
4:30 pm
Mon, Mar 19
Main
Teen Makerspace
Richland Library’s Team of Anime-Seeking Teens is looking for an anime/manga fan like you! We vote on anime series to watch on a big screen and love to talk about our favorite reads, including novels and manga. We learn about Japanese culture and language and play large group games together.
Teens
Programs for Teens, 13 - 18
6:00 pm
Mon, Mar 19
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Be the envy of your Facebook friends! Take better photos with your phone or tablet. Learn how to improve your photography skills and enhance your photos with photographer Eric Glenn. Please sign up in advance.
Maker,
Adults, 13 - 18, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Mon, Mar 19
Main
BCR Classroom
Did you know that your local school district may offer many other employment opportunities in addition to teaching? Join Dr. Karen Lovett, Executive Director, Office of Human Resource Services, as she presents an overview of Richland Two job opportunities in teaching, maintenance, IT, food service, and more.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
Tue, Mar 20
St. Andrews
Observe our garden seedlings as they grow over time. Sketch and write in our nature observation journal open to entries from all ages.
Gardening, Nature
Programs for Families, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Tue, Mar 20
Main
Meeting Space 213
Join Dr. Keen Butterworth for a discussion of classic literary selections.January 23: Sister Carrie by Theodore DreiserFebruary 20: A Farewell to Arms by Ernest HemingwayMarch 20: Tender is the Night by F. Scott FitzgeraldApril 10: Absalom, Absalom! by William FaulknerPlease contact 929-3469 for more information.
Book Group
Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Tue, Mar 20
North Main
Children's Room
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for School Age Children
10:30 am
Tue, Mar 20
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Interested in knitting, needlework, scrapbooking or other crafts? Bring your own portable craft project and share with fellow crafters!
Sew Divine
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Tue, Mar 20
Cooper
Do you have a tech question? Puzzled by an e-device? Want to know how to best use our website or surfing the internet? Any tech/computer questions/problems? Call or walk in to reserve a 30-minute or 1-hour in person session with one-on-one technical help. Call 803-787-3462 to book your sesison.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Tue, Mar 20
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Practice your English-language conversation with other internationals in a comfortable, relaxed environment.
Let's Speak English
Adults, Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Tue, Mar 20
Main
Writer's Room 211
Did you know that representatives from Lifeline Wireless, a Federal Lifeline program that provides a FREE cellular phone along with FREE minutes, data, and text messages, are at the Richland Library Main location every Tuesday from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM? They are available to enroll you and answer any questions about the program you may have.About Lifeline's Wireless Plans· No contract· Service is for 12 months and you need to re-qualify once a year· If you qualify, you will receive your cell phone in 5-7 business days.To be eligible for the Lifeline Free Phone Program, you may qualify if your income falls below your state’s residency poverty guidelines OR if you participate in a government assistance program such as:· Medicaid· Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps or SNAP)· Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8)· Supplemental Security Income (SSI)· Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)· Other state or federal assistance programsWant to Apply or Learn More? Apply online (http://www.safelink.com), over the phone (1-800-723-3546), or with a SafeLink representative at the library on Tuesdays! If you plan on applying in person, be sure to bring proof of total household income (for income-based qualification) or a copy of a current document proving that you participate in a government assistance program. Additional questions can be asked by calling the Lifeline Wireless information line at 1-800-723-3546 or by asking a Lifeline representative!
Social Work
Adults
1:00 pm
Tue, Mar 20
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Interested in knitting, needlework, scrapbooking, or other crafts? Bring your own portable craft project and share with fellow crafters!
Sew Divine, Maker
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
2:30 pm
Tue, Mar 20
Main
Makerspace
Come learn how to make your own natural body scrub with three simple ingredients that you can find in your kitchen. Registration required, limited to 6 people.
Maker
Adults
2:30 pm
Tue, Mar 20
Main
BCR Classroom
Learn the basics of building a spreadsheet, creating charts and performing calculations using Microsoft Excel (2013). Prerequisite: Microsoft Word (2013) class or solid Word experience.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults

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